This week in the UK is Half Term for a lot of schools and Alton Towers (a huge theme park in the UK) have made their venue a ‘PDA Free’ Zone.
They are piloting a scheme where the use of PDA’s and other devices will be banned to encourage parents to disconnect from the office and reconnect fully with their families.
PDA police will be onsite to enforce the ban and any adult caught using a PDA whilst at the Resort will be asked to report to one of five “PDA Drop Off Zones”
Russell Barnes, Divisional Director for the Alton Towers Resort explains; “What we have here is the ultimate short break location where every member of the family can unwind and have fun. We feel it’s so important for parents and kids to focus on nothing more than having the best possible time, we are prepared to take drastic action to ensure that parents really leave their work behind!”
You can get more information about their ban HERE
So what are your thoughts? Is this right? Do people need protecting from themselves or do they need some encouragement to switch off those devices when they should be spending time with their family?